Currently pursuing an MFA at Southampton College, I’ve always lived between this world and the world of fairytales. Myths and Nature inspire me to poems and stories. At present, I am working on a fantasy novel set in a magical New York and on a memoir of my boarding school days. I also write poetry as often as I can. When I was eight, I presented the bewildered clerk at a bookstore with my diary. It was my hope that he would publish it as a book of poetry. Alas, this was not to be.
The Poet on the Beach
If you do not find me on the beach,
look for me in the caves
that follow darkness
into the sea.
In the moments I am the sun,
my face is a prayer. My heart sings.
In the moments I am water, stilled
and drained of life, I am no one's elegy —
least my own. Quietly I become,
amidst the moss, nothing.
Look for me in the caves, or hope
that is where you'll find me.
And if I hear the evenness of your steps,
if they pierce the wet clamor
about my ears, I'll turn to you
and try to smile.
And you will know,
possessed of the gift of my sadness,
that you have me.
©2015 Adreyo Sen